College Crosscheck: Week 14

David Seifert
Director of College Scouting

After a brief look at a talented Division II power armed righty from Michigan, I traveled to Louisville to catch the Cardinals against Florida State (35-20, 17-13). This ACC matchup was Mike Martin’s, college baseball’s winningest coach with 2022 career wins, final regular season games. It was an offensive series with 43 total runs scored as Louisville (43-13, 21-9) won the series and clinched the No. 1 seed at this week’s ACC Tournament. As for tools and talent, here’s what I saw…

Nick Bennett, LHP, Louisville- Physical lefty with a stiff delivery and open, off-balance landing. Muscles the ball to the plate to produce velocity. Despite the mechanical roughness, Bennett repeated his delivery for the first two innings and consistently released his pitches out front from a high three-quarter slot. Mixed his pitches to a variety of locations. Fastball sat 90-92 mph, topping at 93. Spotted the pitch down in zone and to both sides of the plate. Stayed on top and released out front his near average 74-77 mph curveball. Also, mixed in a fringe changeup at 83-86 mph. However, the third...

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